Re: Perrin Cooley

From: Cooleyjoel <>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 08:04:03 -0700

We found both of the entries re Perrin C. , the one in Illinois and the later in Kirksville. According to family lore Perrin and Margaret (Reed) were married in 1865 in Missouri so the marriage record of Perrin and Margaret in MO in 1891 is puzzling. ANOTHER Perrin? Their first living child was Joseph C. Cooley (1868-1922). He is Joel's grandfather.

One census record had Perrin C. Married 3 times. We know he had another child, Nellie Cooley Woods, by someone other than Margaret, but who?

We follow all your wonderful info and still continue to look for more clues for Perrin C. Cooley 1820-1912 and Margaret Reed Cooley 1846-????

Away from home for a bit but will get Joel to send you a copy of Perrin and Margaret's probable wedding photo later this summer, Michael. We are disappointed to miss your presentation in Nearby DC. Thank you for all you have contributed to these fascinating (and numerous) Cooleys
And encouraging my own research for them and my side of the family too!

Nancy and Joel Cooley
Burke, Virginia

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On Jun 19, 2012, at 4:04 PM, "Michael Cooley" <> wrote:

> Hi Sandy,
> Boy, I don't know. If it belongs to Perrin C, that would make perhaps four
> marriages attributed to him which, of course, is not unreasonable. Perrin
> Jr was still alive in 1880 so he's a possibility, but it seems unlikely.
> And I'm still stumped by this census entry:
> Series: M432 Roll: 99 Page: 306
> Perrin Cooley 27 Farmer MO
> Harriet Cooley 19 IL
> Edward Cooley 18 MO
> Hope you don't mind that I copy the list. Two or three of Perrin C's
> descendants arre monitoring. They'd be interested in this marriage.
> -Michael
>> Michael,
>> I found another marriage for Perrin Cooley in Missouri. He is listed in
>> the
>> index as Perrice Cooley but checking the marriage record it is
>> definitely Perrin
>> Cooley.
>> Perrin Cooley of LaPlata, Macon County to Eliza Rudolph of Kirksville,
>> Adair
>> County on 13 Mar 1889. Who do you think this Perrin Cooley is?
>> On 27 Mar 1891 Perrin C. Cooley of LaPlata, Macon County married Margaret
>> A.
>> Cooley at Kirksville, AdairCounty. This one I know we found earlier and
>> she was
>> his widow when he died.
>> sandy
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